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10-Q
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION FANNIE MAE filed this Form 10-Q on 08/05/2011
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outstanding repurchase requests related to loans that had been reviewed for potential breaches of contractual obligations, compared with $5.0 billion as of December 31, 2010. As of June 30, 2011, approximately 52% of our total outstanding repurchase requests had been made to one of our seller/servicers, compared with 41% as of December 31, 2010. As of June 30, 2011, 23% of our outstanding repurchase requests had been outstanding for more than 120 days from either the original loan repurchase request date or, for lenders remitting after the REO is disposed, the date of our final loss determination, compared with 30% as of December 31, 2010.
 
The amount of our outstanding repurchase requests provided above is based on the unpaid principal balance of the loans underlying the repurchase request issued, not the actual amount we have requested from the lenders. In some cases, we allow lenders to remit payment equal to our loss, including imputed interest, on the loan after we have disposed of the REO, which is less than the unpaid principal balance of the loan. As a result, we expect our actual cash receipts relating to these outstanding repurchase requests to be significantly lower than this amount. In addition, amounts relating to repurchase requests originating from missing documentation or loan files are excluded from the total requests outstanding until the completion of a full underwriting review, once the documents and loan files are received.
 
In June 2011, we issued an announcement that (1) reminded lenders of their existing obligations with respect to mortgage insurance; (2) required lenders to report to us mortgage insurance rescissions, mortgage insurer-initiated cancellations, and claim denials; (3) confirmed our repurchase policies with respect to these actions; (4) temporarily extended from 30 to 90 days our timeframe within which lenders must repurchase loans and provided an appeal process; (5) required that all outstanding mortgage insurance-related repurchase demands as of April 30, 2011 be satisfactorily resolved by September 30, 2011; (6) reiterated our process for the redelivery of certain repurchased loans; and (7) reiterated our remedies if a lender fails to meet our repurchase requirements.
 
We continue to work with our mortgage seller/servicers to fulfill outstanding repurchase requests; however, as the volume of repurchase requests increases, the risk increases that affected seller/servicers will not be willing or able to meet the terms of their repurchase obligations and we may be unable to recover on all outstanding loan repurchase obligations resulting from seller/servicers’ breaches of contractual obligations. If a significant seller/servicer counterparty, or a number of seller/servicer counterparties, fails to fulfill its repurchase obligations to us, it could result in a significant increase in our credit losses and have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition. We expect that the amount of our outstanding repurchase requests will remain high in 2011.
 
We are exposed to the risk that a mortgage seller/servicer or another party involved in a mortgage loan transaction will engage in mortgage fraud by misrepresenting the facts about the loan. We have experienced financial losses in the past and may experience significant financial losses and reputational damage in the future as a result of mortgage fraud. See “Risk Factors” in our 2010 Form 10-K for additional discussion on risks of mortgage fraud to which we are exposed.
 
Mortgage Insurers
 
Table 46 presents our maximum potential loss recovery for the primary and pool mortgage insurance coverage on single-family loans in our guaranty book of business and our unpaid principal balance covered by insurance for our mortgage insurer counterparties as of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010. The table includes our top eight mortgage insurer counterparties that provided over 99% of our total mortgage insurance coverage on single-family loans in our guaranty book of business as of both June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010.


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